Monthly Archives: April 2018

Day of the Iguana

We’re not sure if this is the same iguana as was around a couple of weeks ago, but isn’t he magnificent? Love the inclusion of his lovely tail. Many thanks to my son, The Iguana Wrangler, for providing me with … Continue reading

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Eggplant Ragout and Mini Penne

Eggplant . . . not my favorite food, but WOW – this turned out great.  And unexpectedly easy.  I read somewhere years ago that it improves the stringent feeling of eggplant if it is salted and drained before cooking/roasting it.  … Continue reading

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Burger Queen

That’s me!!!!  Ever since his college days in Tucson, DH has been an avid fan of cheeseburgers.  We have them often. But will there ever be a burger better than those at Louie’s Lower Level on the University of Arizona … Continue reading

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Beer Brats and Cranberry Beans

As usual, this meal is a melange of several different cultures, but the outcome was very enjoyable.  The little sausage bits are German beer cheese brats, with Mexican pasilla peppers and regular red bell peppers.  I should have tossed in … Continue reading

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Midwestern Mexican with Southern Tier Collards

This was sooooo good that DH asked for it the second night in a row.  I changed up the starch and veg (Sunday night it was broccoli and quinoa) with mash and collards.  That’s Southern Fried Chicken pieces in the … Continue reading

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Curry in a Hurry

Probably an overworked phrase, but this really was just that. Stir fry some veggies, add some beef pieces, add some curry powder to broth and flour for the curry sauce – and this delicious meal is ready faster than you … Continue reading

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Rib Eye Steak

The red peppers are here in abundance this week, so there will be a lot of them on our table. There was just enough rib eye steak meat left over for a low-meat dinner, so I supplemented the protein content … Continue reading

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